Practical Agile Leadership

Comprehensive Guidance for Managing Agile

Wondering how to best support your Agile team(s) in delivering useful results consistently?


Unsure what to do — and what to avoid doing — when faced with challenges in your Agile implementation?


Looking for practical guidance on Agile management in the real world?

Attend this two-day training with Gil Broza and get all the answers you’re looking for. (Be ready: you’ll be developing many of these answers yourself.)


I (Gil) started helping managers, directors, and project managers embrace Agile leadership a decade ago. I am familiar with their questions and concerns; I see the friction between Agile theory and organizational realities; and I know how to help such leaders figure out how to support their teams in creating better results.


I’ve already taught over 100 Agile leadership courses and coached hundreds of managers, directors, and executives in dozens of Agile transformations. Everything you’ll learn comes from real-world experience and tested methods. (If you’ve taken CAL1, this training is your practical and proven complement to that training.)


This course is designed for managers, directors, project/program managers, Agile team leaders, and ScrumMasters who are:


  • accountable for the success of one or more Agile teams
  • familiar with the Agile concepts through both experience and study
  • looking to increase their contribution as leaders


If you have a colleague who fits this description, you’ll get better results by attending together.

A closer look at the objectives

This course is designed for three big ideas. Here is a closer look at each.


Discover how to support healthy and sustainable agility:

  • Define the elements of an Agile mindset and how they bridge between our work’s objectives and how we get it done
  • Explain how managers support an Agile planning process
  • Describe the assumptions and key techniques of effective coaching
  • Explain 10 points that make meetings collaborative, engaging, and worth having


Gain insights and tools for sidestepping common traps and barriers:

  • List 10 necessary conditions for good agility across the value stream
  • Explain what teams need in order to get to high performance, what typically gets in the way, and what you can do to help
  • Describe what typically helps and hinders organizations’ Agile journeys, and what you can do about the hindrances


Build up your confidence, and optimize your contribution, as an Agile leader:

  • Explain the qualities and behaviors of servant leaders and Agile leaders
  • Define your role and responsibilities in alignment with the Agile mindset
  • Describe a mental model for helping people succeed at work, and how you’d use it in different situations
  • Reflect on your ever-evolving identity as leader and determine strategies and tactics for your personal development

Agenda and structure

  1. Baseline: The choices that guide Agile work and decision-making
  2. Understanding your role and mindset
  3. Approaching work initiatives
  4. Ensuring Agility throughout the value stream
  5. Supporting people and teams
  6. Defining your responsibilities
  7. Helping people succeed
  8. Coaching for growth and performance
  9. Engaging people in meaningful meetings
  10. Navigating your organization’s Agile Journey
  11. Growing as an Agile leader


Each segment involves a mix of interactive teaching, individual and group activities, and discussions. We go light on theory and heavy on practical application. Participants receive a reference binder.


Location: This course will most likely take place at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale in Toronto (at Dufferin and Highway 401).


Class size: Maximum attendance is 20 people.


Cancellation: If you need to cancel more than 30 days before the course, feel free to find someone to take your place. If you can’t find a substitute within this time frame, we’ll refund all but $400 to cover our administrative costs.


If you cancel within 30 days before the course, we can’t provide a refund. However, you may find a substitute.


No matter when you need to cancel, if you find a substitute, please let us know ASAP who that person is. It’s up to you to take care of payment arrangements with that person. Bonuses are not transferable between registrants.


  • Regular admission: Cdn $1,800 + HST (US $1,450)
  • Early bird: Cdn $1,500 + HST (US $1,200), ending on February 6, 2018
  • Super early bird: Cdn $1,350 + HST (US $1,100), limited to the first 5 tickets.


You may buy tickets on our site using a credit card or PayPal. You can also contact us for an invoice.


If you intend to buy 3 or 4 tickets, contact us for a 15% discount (on all tickets) and to arrange payment.


If you truly participate and apply yourself, you — and subsequently your team and organization — will see the difference. Just to back that up, if you decide at the end of the first day that it’s not for you, tell the instructor (Gil). Return all the materials you received, and we’ll refund your ticket less a 20% reversal fee. No questions asked.




  • Discover how to support healthy and sustainable agility.
  • Gain insights and tools for sidestepping common traps and barriers.
  • Build up your confidence, and optimize your contribution, as an Agile leader.



Toronto, ON: March 6-7, 2018


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